February 04, 2023

Welcome to the Thaipusam Walk 2023 organized by the Concord Shiva Murugan Temple.

Thaipusam is a festival dedicated to Lord Muruguan who is believed to possess the invincible spear (Vel). On Thaipusam day, Goddess Parvathi gave Lord Murugan the Vel and he used it to destroy the army of demons. This festival signifies the victory of good over evil.

The Concord Shiva Murugan Temple is organizing a walk to the temple along two popular Bay Area trails to celebrate Thaipusam. The first is a longer 21 miles walk route starting from Bishop Ranch 3, San Ramon, CA. The second is a shorter 7 miles walk route starting from Heather Farm, Walnut Creek, CA.

Registration is required to participate in the temple walk scheduled on Saturday February 04, 2023.

The route map and other details will be sent to the registered participants by email a week prior to the walk.

If you have registered for the walk but unable to participate for any reason, follow the instructions in this document to cancel the registration. This will allow someone else to participate. The link to cancel is in the registration email sent to you.

Trail Map

Organizing an event like this requires a lot of volunteers from the community. Consider signing up for various volunteer activities.

Click on the following link if you are interested in sponsoring the snacks booth, breakfast and lunch for the devotees.

There are sevaral other ways in which you can participate. Sponsor: